The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Stress Testing
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 573 557
Rank change year-on-year +67 -16  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 77 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 50
Median daily rate £460 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.15% -13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +1.78% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Stress Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24006 27689 26589
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 976 1113
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Stress Testing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Stress Testing in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 61 £525 -8.69% 4
South East +30 7 £390 - 1
North West +20 4 £356 +18.75% 2
East of England 0 2 £323 -7.85%
Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
South West -2 1 £540 +54.28%
Stress Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 62 (47.69%) Finance
2 53 (40.77%) Banking
3 45 (34.62%) SQL
4 41 (31.54%) Market Risk
5 33 (25.38%) Risk Management
6 28 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (20.77%) Big Data
8 21 (16.15%) Oracle
9 20 (15.38%) Java
9 20 (15.38%) Credit Risk
10 19 (14.62%) Performance Testing
10 19 (14.62%) Python
11 18 (13.85%) Front Office
12 17 (13.08%) Analytics
13 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
13 16 (12.31%) Web Services
13 16 (12.31%) .NET
13 16 (12.31%) Degree
14 14 (10.77%) JMeter
14 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
14 14 (10.77%) C++
14 14 (10.77%) Investment Banking
14 14 (10.77%) Derivative
15 13 (10.00%) Linux
15 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (9.23%) Oracle Database
16 12 (9.23%) Hadoop
16 12 (9.23%) Scenario Testing
16 12 (9.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (8.46%) JavaScript

Stress Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.54%) SAS
4 1 (0.77%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.77%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) BGP
1 4 (3.08%) IPsec
1 4 (3.08%) WAN
2 3 (2.31%) SSH
3 1 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) FTP
3 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.77%) Big Data
2 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.23%) Hadoop
3 12 (9.23%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.38%) MySQL
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.85%) QlikView
8 4 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.08%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.77%) Apache Zeppelin
10 1 (0.77%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.77%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.77%) HBase
10 1 (0.77%) MS Access
10 1 (0.77%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (10.77%) JMeter
2 11 (8.46%) JIRA
3 9 (6.92%) LoadRunner
3 9 (6.92%) SoapUI
4 7 (5.38%) LoadUI
4 7 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.08%) NUnit
6 3 (2.31%) Moq
6 3 (2.31%) MSTest
6 3 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (2.31%) Toad
7 2 (1.54%) JConsole
8 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.77%) Gatling
8 1 (0.77%) JUnit
8 1 (0.77%) Selenium
8 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.77%) The Grinder
General
1 62 (47.69%) Finance
2 53 (40.77%) Banking
3 18 (13.85%) Front Office
4 14 (10.77%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.62%) Back Office
5 6 (4.62%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.08%) Legal
6 4 (3.08%) Retail
6 4 (3.08%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.31%) Marketing
8 2 (1.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 51 (39.23%) Analyst
2 26 (20.00%) Developer
2 26 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
3 23 (17.69%) Business Analyst
4 19 (14.62%) Risk Business Analyst
5 17 (13.08%) Architect
6 16 (12.31%) Test Analyst
7 15 (11.54%) Market Risk Analyst
8 11 (8.46%) Tester
9 10 (7.69%) Market Risk Business Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) Qualitative Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) Quantitative Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (6.15%) Banking Analyst
11 8 (6.15%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
11 8 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) Banking Business Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) Performance Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.31%) .NET
1 16 (12.31%) Web Services
2 9 (6.92%) HTML
3 5 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.08%) CSS
4 4 (3.08%) HTML5
4 4 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.08%) WPF
5 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.31%) NumPy
5 3 (2.31%) ODBC
5 3 (2.31%) Pandas
5 3 (2.31%) REST
5 3 (2.31%) RESTful
5 3 (2.31%) SOAP
5 3 (2.31%) WCF
5 3 (2.31%) XML
6 2 (1.54%) D3.js
6 2 (1.54%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (1.54%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 41 (31.54%) Market Risk
2 20 (15.38%) Credit Risk
3 14 (10.77%) Derivative
4 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 7 (5.38%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (3.08%) Replication
10 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
10 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.31%) Equities
10 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
10 3 (2.31%) Grid Computing
10 3 (2.31%) iPad
10 3 (2.31%) IPTV
10 3 (2.31%) STB
11 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.54%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.00%) Linux
2 9 (6.92%) Windows
3 4 (3.08%) CentOS
3 4 (3.08%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.31%) Unix
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.38%) Risk Management
2 28 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (14.62%) Performance Testing
4 17 (13.08%) Analytics
5 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
6 12 (9.23%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (8.46%) Regression Testing
7 11 (8.46%) Software Testing
7 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 9 (6.92%) Change Management
9 9 (6.92%) Defect Management
9 9 (6.92%) Greeks
9 9 (6.92%) Load Testing
9 9 (6.92%) Mathematics
9 9 (6.92%) SDLC
9 9 (6.92%) Test Scripting
9 9 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (6.92%) Validation
10 8 (6.15%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.62%) SQL
2 20 (15.38%) Java
3 19 (14.62%) Python
4 14 (10.77%) C++
5 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.46%) VBA
6 10 (7.69%) R
7 9 (6.92%) C#
8 5 (3.85%) Scala
9 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.31%) VB
9 3 (2.31%) VB6
10 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (12.31%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) ISEB
2 9 (6.92%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.62%) CFA
4 6 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.54%) ACCA
7 2 (1.54%) CIMA
7 2 (1.54%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.54%) PhD
7 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.77%) HND
8 1 (0.77%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.69%) QA
2 9 (6.92%) IFRS
2 9 (6.92%) IFRS 9
3 5 (3.85%) IAS 39
4 3 (2.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (1.54%) Basel II
5 2 (1.54%) Basel III
5 2 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.77%) COREP
6 1 (0.77%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.77%) MiFID
6 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (8.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.31%) Perfmon
2 3 (2.31%) Webmin
Vendors
1 21 (16.15%) Oracle
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.15%) HP
4 4 (3.08%) Bloomberg
4 4 (3.08%) Juniper
4 4 (3.08%) SAP
5 3 (2.31%) New Relic
5 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.31%) VMware
6 2 (1.54%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.54%) Teradata
6 2 (1.54%) Wallstreet Suite
7 1 (0.77%) Applix
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco
7 1 (0.77%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.77%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.77%) Murex
7 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.77%) Workday
7 1 (0.77%) Xamarin